06/23/2015

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First Time Visitor Info

  • Prime Directive: Be Excellent to Each Other
  • Waivers of Liability - Please sign if you have not already
  • Our website / calendar is www.lvl1.org
  • Sign up for our Google Group discussion list
  • You can find all of our Meeting Minutes on our wiki: wiki.lvl1.org
  • Culture of Cleanliness
  • Minors must be attended by Parent/Guardian!

Equipment and Supplies Wanted

  • Space - Outdoor seating & tables
  • Charles - Looking for above ground portable pool (15 ft diameter and hold water, 1-2 ft tall)
    • How to make circuit boards with the CNC router
  • Terry - Hardwood boards: cherry, walnut, maple, oak, etc.
    • Historic wood working tools

Space Upgrades

  • Lathe donation
  • Keyboard meetup brought in spare parts
  • Jose's sensor array is operating again
  • Terry brought in his router table

Space Downgrades

  • Clive Badger is on its last legs
  • The quickest way to get something fixed is to let us know that it is broken! Send broken equipment reports to broken@lvl1.org
    • This includes supplies like drill bitses and soap!

Regular Meetups

  • MONDAY
    • Sound Builders (fortnightly Mondays, next 7/6 8pm)
    • Mend It Monday (the other fortnightly Mondays, next 6/29 @ 7 PM)
      • Help LVL1 repair broken equipment & learn the equipment from the inside out
      • Contact Nathan for more details
  • TUESDAY
    • Learn-a-Thing Workshops (Tuesday 6pm)
      • Learn how to use a tool at LVL1 before the meeting
      • Contact Jared
    • LVL1 Open Meeting & Making (Tuesday 8pm)
  • WEDNESDAY
    • MakerEd Educators MeetUp (1st Wed of the Month 7/8 @ 7pm)
  • THURSDAY
    • Tiny House Meeting - Every other Thursday @ 7 PM, next 7/2
      • Help build a tiny house (on wheels) & figure out grant/donation opportunities
      • Contact Nathan
    • Sewing Night - 3rd Thursday - 7/16
      • Bring a project, learn to sew!
    • Drone Meetup - 4th Thursday - 6/25 @ 8 PM
      • Talk shop, fix your drone, and take flight!
  • FRIDAY
    • Irregular Movie and Open Build Night (8pm)
      • Watch a terrible movie and ignore your project! Or maybe work on your project and ignore a terrible movie... The choice is yours.
      • Group Pizza order often placed at 7:30 pm (~$7/person)
  • SUNDAY

Upcoming Workshops and Events

  • June Makership Application Deadline - 6/30 @ 11:59 PM
  • LVL1's 5th Birthday Party - 7/11, 6:00 PM
    • Contact Jose to join the Party POOPERs (Planning Or Organizing People for Eccentric Receptions)
  • Louisville Youth Science Summit - 7/25
    • Kentucky Science Center: hands-on programming; speed mentoring.
    • Contact Jared
  • Maker Faire Detroit - 7/25 & 7/26, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM each day
    • A Detroit Maker Faire is not complete without LVL1's (in)famous presence!
    • Show off your wares and earn hacker street cred
  • DEFCON - 8/6-8/9 @ Las Vegas.
    • Contact Charles to arrange LVL1 presence.
  • Cincinnati Mini Maker Faire - 8/29 & 8/30
    • Application deadline is June 12
  • Louisville Mini Maker Faire - 9/19, 11 AM to 6 PM
  • DerbyCon - 9/23 thru 9/27
    • Hacker & computer security conference
    • Contact Tim
  • Surface-mount TV-B-Gone workshops!
    • By appointment, with Charles, $25, 2 hour time commitment.
  • NEW Want to learn something new, get some equipment training, or host a workshop? Send email to learn@lvl1.org
    • Any one can be added to receive requests, just send email to learn@lvl1.org

Project Roll Call

  • New space user: working on a new generator design
  • Rob brought a tree lamp made from instamorph
    • Also looking for help troubleshooting an Arduino YUN
  • Terry updates us on his makership
    • Building his bow out of hickory that will take 2 years to dry
    • Will also be building arrows
  • Gary found some cheap Chinese stepper motors with controllers
    • Has it interfacing with a photo interruptor to perform specific turning program
    • Included two motors to increase torque

Shout Outs

  • Thank you Cody for your work in the boneyard, negotiated new office chairs for the space as well!
  • Thank you Terry for upgrading the wood working workshop
  • Jason gives thanks to the space for helping inspire his work with Power Creative

Meeting Notes

  • Attendance: ~45
  • Meeting Start: 8:05 PM (shame on the Secretary for starting late!)
  • Meeting Stop: 8:50 PM
  • Dinner: Ben made chicken & dumplings
  • Tour Guide: Raj
  • Notes Taken by: Nathan